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Results: 1 - 20 of 158
Results: 1 - 20 of 158
  • Open Call: CUS Seed Grants ‘Cities and Health’ (4x €2.500) | 15 June 2021
    15 Jun 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies launches a new round of Seed Grants to be spent in 2022. In this round, up to four Seed Grants with a maximum value of €2.500 per grant will be awarded. With a well-developed argument ...
  • Multinationals have a major influence on the European political agenda
    15 Jun 2021
    In Brussels, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) lobby hard on issues that are already on the political agenda, while companies lobby on issues they would like to see added to the agenda. ‘And ultimately, influence ...
  • New Podcast on COVID-19 and the city: Anderhalf NAP (in Dutch)
    14 Jun 2021
    In the Anderhalf NAP podcast Sjoerd ter Borg interviews urban scholars about the structural effects that corona has on the city. Each of the six episodes consists of two talks with the same researcher with an ...
  • Prof. dr. Maria Kaika received the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities
    14 Jun 2021
    Prof. dr. Maria Kaika received the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The selection committee was greatly impressed by Kaika's scholarly achievements and sustained ...
  • A giant inflated model of a bee during a demonstration in front of the EU Commission offices calling the EU to adopt a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides
    With these reforms the EU could rebuild public support
    10 Jun 2021
    Through its Green Deal the EU seeks a transition towards sustainable agriculture. This includes measures to reduce the risk and use of pesticides by 50% by 2030. Public support for these measures is crucial, but has ...
  • a network floating above the world
    Fundamental change in financial power structures
    8 Jun 2021
    Never before has the international network of global business been mapped out in such detail as it has been by researchers from the University of Amsterdam over the past 7 years. Their network analysis of 200 million ...
  • Recap ‘Cities & Health’ Urban Studies Networking Event
    3 Jun 2021
    On the 1st of June the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted the fifth edition of the Urban Studies Networking Event. This event, organized by the CUS, was co-hosted with the Centre for Urban Mental Health (UMH) ...
  • Syrian refugees ask the German government for help
    Categorisation of refugees leads to new inequalities
    25 May 2021
    A record number of people across the world have been displaced from their homes. Only a small number find refuge in Europe via safe and legal pathways. The categorisation of refugees plays an important role in this ...
  • Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China
    The Chinese Communist Party's international arm
    18 May 2021
    It is no secret that Chinese President Xi Jinping harbours high international ambitions. What was not yet known, however, is the role the Chinese Communist Party plays in this, specifically its International ...
  • Dr. João Tonucci Visiting Fellow at CUS
    17 May 2021
    Dr. João Tonucci is an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As a critical urban scholar, his research lies at the intersection of political economy, economic geography and urban ...
  • Contributions to the Venice Architecture Biennale and the new book "Platform Urbanism and Its Discontents"
    17 May 2021
    Three researchers affiliated with CUS - Letizia Chiappini, Anastasiya Halauniova, and Ying-Tzu Lin - have contributed to the 17th edition of Venice Architecture Biennale as bloggers-in-residence for the Austrian ...
  • Special Issue “Sensing Urban Values” available online
    21 Apr 2021
    The special issue “Sensing Urban Values”, edited by Carolyn Birdsall, Anastasiya Halauniova and Linda van de Kamp is now available online, and includes contributions by Elisa Fiore/Liedeke Plate, Hanna Katharina ...
  • Special Issue on ‘Learning from Conflict’ in Built Environment
    12 Apr 2021
    We see a surge in conflicts and protests in which citizens pit themselves against each other or the state, often in response to local policies or spatial interventions related to inequities in cities and the built ...
  • Dr. Igor Pessoa appointed postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Urban Studies
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr. Igor Pessoa was appointed postdoctoral researcher in the field of ‘Urban Commons’ at the Centre for Urban Studies. Dr. Igor Pessoa is an urban researcher and spatial planner with a PhD from the Delft University ...
  • ILLICITIES: City-Making and Organized Crime
    10 Mar 2021
    We are thrilled to announce the publication of PoLAR's new series, featuring the research network ILLICITIES. Funded by a seed grant from the CUS, ILLICITIES explores the nexus of city-making and organized crime.
  • a small male and female figure are sitting on a pair of glasses
    What role do gender stereotypes play during elections?
    5 Mar 2021
    Do classical gender stereotypes affect the way we view politicians and does this affect election results? ‘Not much’, concludes researcher Daphne van der Pas. ‘Once men and women become politically active, then other ...
  • wallpainting with the word 'populism'
    Populism, do we all mean the same thing?
    19 Feb 2021
    The word populism is on everybody's tongue these days, but do we all mean the same thing? What is the difference between left-wing and right-wing populism? Is populism good or bad for democracy? How are the populist ...
  • Documentary “The Climate Resilient City Explained”
    11 Feb 2021
    On 25 January, the documentary 'The Climate Resilient City Explained' premiered. It shows the results of the City Deal Climate Adaptation's four years of work on the question: how can Dutch cities defend themselves ...
  • Grant for research on Housing, Environmental and Health Inequalities in Amsterdam
    11 Feb 2021
    Wouter van Gent, Willem Boterman, Cody Hochstenbach, Fenne Pinkster (Urban Geographies) and Mendel Giezen (Urban Planning) have been awarded a research grant by Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid.
  • Project “SamenOpHetFietspad”
    11 Feb 2021
    In 2020 we started the project SamenOpHetFietspad (TogetherWeCycle). This project uses the local contexts of relevant Dutch municipalities and regions where crowdedness on the bike lanes leads to tensions and ...